19A Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3PG
Commanding spectacular panoramic views across the rooftops of Edinburgh’s historic New Town to the Firth of Forth from several of the rooms in this beautiful four-bedroomed main door property that forms part of an elegant Georgian terrace.
With its own private front door and stairwell, this double upper property is situated on a highly desirable residential street in the heart of the UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site.
The elegantly decorated property offers well-proportioned accommodation and flexible family living spaces arranged over two floors with the added attraction of an extensive attic. The current owners have created a spectacular contemporary-styled dining-kitchen that enjoys stunning uninterrupted views of the city’s skyline.
The light-filled property benefits from an abundance of charming period features including sash and case windows, decorative cornicing, hardwood flooring and an attractive original fireplace in the dining room.
With a prime central location, the property lies just a short walk from all the cosmopolitan delights of the city centre and sits on the doorstep of Broughton Street, with its excellent local amenities, as well as the St James Quarter, a premium retail, leisure and entertainment complex.
It is well placed for transport links with Waverley Station within walking distance as are the regular tram and bus services to Edinburgh International Airport.
Director of Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Reception Entrance Hall, Dining-Kitchen, Living Room, Study/Home Office, WC Room
Principal Bedroom & En-suite Bathroom, Bedroom Two & En-Suite Shower Room & Access to Linen Cupboard, Two Further Double Rooms, Family Bathroom, Landing Access to Attic
Fixed Ladder Access to the Extensive Attic with a Velux window
Membership Access to Queen Street Gardens East
Residents’ Permit Parking & Pay & Display Meter Parking for Zone 2
The property is situated near the top of Dublin Street towards St Andrew’s Square and is entered from a traditional Georgian main front door from Dublin Street Lane South. The property is accessed via a private carpeted stairwell, with a deep under-stair cellar just inside the front door, that leads up past a large sash window to the main door that is topped with a beautiful original fan light. The four-bedroomed property combines the elegance of Georgian living with a wealth of period features with an attractive mix of classic and contemporary furnishings, fixtures and fittings.
The versatile and well-proportioned accommodation is as follows:
Entrance Hall. The magnificent and spacious reception hall, with its high ceilings and solid wood flooring, offers a grand and formal entrance setting with ample space for entertaining. There is a bespoke cabinet housing the property’s electrics.
Dining-Kitchen: The current owners have created a spectacular kitchen-dining space out of two former rooms. This stunning open plan room enjoys outstanding east-facing views across the rooftops of the New Town to the Firth of Forth. One side of the room is dedicated to the dining area and features an original period fireplace with wood mantel with marble inlay and hearth. The other side is home to the Kitchen International bespoke kitchen that is both stylish and functional. The well-equipped fitted kitchen features top quality appliances including an integrated full-length Siemens fridge-freezer, Siemens dishwasher, Siemens washing machine, double sink, and Corian marble worktop. There is a central island (with a Silestone countertop) with an integrated five-ring induction hob with a breakfast bar on one side that can accommodate two bar stools whilst on the other there are storage drawers and an integrated NEFF combi oven and a NEFF Slide & Hide Oven. There is ample storage in the Shaker-style base and upper units and there is an useful utility/storage cupboard that houses the boiler and has room for a tumble dryer.
Living Room: The high-ceilinged and classically designed sitting room features many fine period details including wood flooring, decorative cornicing, panelled wall skirting and a pillared recess bookended by two shelved Edinburgh Press. Flooded with natural light through the two large sash windows overlooking Dublin Street, this tastefully decorated room has an attractive contemporary stone fireplace as the focal point to the seating area.
Study/Home Office/: Accessed from both the hall and the sitting room, this versatile wood-floored room with an Edinburgh Press is currently used as a home office with a sash window overlooking the front of the property. This room could also be used as a formal dining room or a children’s playroom.
WC Room: Set off the main entrance hall is the downstairs WC.
A sweeping staircase with an immaculately presented carpet leads up to the bright and airy landing that is bathed in natural light from the large skylight above.
Principal Double Bedroom: Leading off the landing through an archway to a small inner hall is the well-presented principal bedroom. From every angle you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views across the New Town rooftops to the Firth of Forth and Berwick Law though the two sash windows. The delightful room also features an immaculate cream carpet, a rose circle and has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and an attached shower appliance, mirrored vanity cabinet, integrated wash basin with cupboard below, heated towel & WC.
Bedroom 2: Overlooking Dublin Street to the front of the house, this generously sized and light-filled double bedroom has a lovely bay window, a built-in fitted double wardrobe and an en-suite tiled shower room with an integrated wash basin unit with cupboard below, heated towel rail and WC. This room accesses a deep shelved linen cupboard.
Bedroom 3 & 4: There are two further good-sized double bedrooms; one overlooking the front of the house and the other the rear.
Family Bathroom: This modern tiled bathroom comprises a bath, integrated wash basin unit with cupboard below, mounted mirrored vanity cabinet & WC.
A door opens from the first-floor landing to access the fixed ladder that leads up to the extensive carpeted attic that has a Velux window. If planning consent could be obtained, this space could be incorporated into the main body of the house creating a third floor with additional rooms.
19a Dublin Street is located on a highly sought-after residential street on the eastern edge of Edinburgh’s historic New Town. It is just a short stroll to cosmopolitan Broughton Street, with its varied range of independent shops, food stores, restaurants and cafes. Also close by is the recently opened St James Quarter, an upmarket mixed-used retail, dining, and entertainment complex that houses a John Lewis. The area is well served with local amenities with a Tesco Express on Picardy Place and a larger Tesco superstore at Canonmills. There is a chemist, post office and a well-regarded Italian deli on Elm Row at the top of Leith Walk St Andrew Square is home to a Harvey Nichols and a wide choice of acclaimed restaurants whilst Princes Street and George Street, the two main shopping and entertainment thoroughfares, are a stone’s throw away.
In terms of recreational, leisure and cultural offerings, there is a multi-screen cineplex and a Nuffield Health Club & Gym at the Omni Centre on Picardy Place that sits adjacent to The Playhouse Theatre. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a five-minute walk away. With its commanding position, Calton Hill is within easy reach of the property as is Holyrood Park, crowned by the iconic Arthur’s Seat. Also, within easy reach is Inverleith Park and the world-renowned Royal Botanic Garden, whilst you can access an extensive network of cycle paths and walkways from nearby George V Park. Residents may also apply for key access to Queen Street Gardens East for a small annual subscription fee.
The property falls within the catchment area for Broughton Primary School and Drummond Community High School and there are several independent schooling options, including Fettes College and The Edinburgh Academy, within a ten-minute drive.
Just over half a mile away, Waverley Station provides access to extensive local and national rail links, including 47 direct trains to London daily. There are excellent bus and tram services from St Andrew Square to Edinburgh International Airport. The A1 to East Lothian is easily accessible, as is the City Bypass that links to Central Scotland’s motorway network.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage, or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
Council Tax Band Category: F
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.
Particular prepared March 2022 – First Issue